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Krista Macomber, senior analyst at Evaluator Group, said the acquisition is in line with VMware’s goal of broadening beyond server virtualization. VMware wants to address hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments, and DRaaS is a leading use case for both. There is also growing interest in DRaaS from enterprises looking to handle more operations remotely, simplify their daily IT management requirements, improve scalability, and cut down their on-premises infrastructure footprint and costs.
“I see the logic behind the acquisition,” Macomber said.
Macomber added that while VMware has many good reasons to shore up its DRaaS offerings with the acquisition, Datrium benefits from the deal by being able to tap into VMware’s sales and marketing reach.